How to Set up Gmail account integrated on BIS to use Enhanced Gmail Plug-in
If you have Gmail set up on your BlackBerry smartphone then you can get more features by installing this recently introduced Enhanced Gmail Plug-in. This guide will help you set up enhanced Gmail plug-for emails integrated via BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS). If you are getting emails through BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), then you need to get in touch with your BES Admin to get it to work.
Following are the new features introduced with Enhanced Gmail Plug-in
- Add and remove labels and stars on email messages
- Report spam email messages
- Perform local and remote searches
- Archive email messages
- View related email messages as a single conversation (threaded view)
Setting up Enhanced Gmail Plug-in is very simple, just follow these steps.
Step–1: Make Sure IMAP access is Enabled
Login into your Gmail Account on your PC Browser and go to Settings – Forwarding and POP/IMAP and enable IMAP if it’s not enabled.
Step-2: Delete existing Gmail a/c from BIS and re-add it
If you already have Gmail a/c integrated on your BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS), then you need to first delete that and re-add it again. Before you delete your existing Gmail account, you may want to copy-paste your existing email signature (if you have your own) to a text file so you do not have to type it again. If you have any email filters added to your Gmail a/c, then you may want to note it down as you will have to redo those again.
Step-3: Download and Install Enhanced Gmail Plug-in
After you add your Gmail a/c again, you will get one activation email (depending on your wireless carrier) and second email to download Enhanced Gmail Plug-in. Click on the download link in the email and install the Plug-in. You can also visit http://www.blackberry.com/gmail on your BlackBerry Browser to download it.
That’s it. You are all set now. Just visit the Gmail Message icon on your BlackBerry, accept terms and send yourself couple of test emails. Leave comments if you find any difficulty following above steps.